Being happy isn’t the same as being good

But we often assume it is. Our society has dedicated itself to “the pursuit of happiness” as if it is our inalienable right. But it’s a mistake. Lots of happy people are headed for Hell, and lots of miserable ones are on the narrow road to Heaven....

Have you forgotten how small you are?

When you travel overseas, you feel small. You are reminded of how big the world is, how many people fill it up, and how tiny a part of it you are. Did you know that the entire U.S. is just 4% of the world’s population? Most of the planet carries on most of the...

Who are you trying to please?

Most of us have a list of people we are eager to please – friends, family, employers, customers, God and a nagging little voice in the back of your head called ego. The problem is that you can’t please them all. It’s impossible. Some of their...

How’s your joy?

Joy is like a suntan. It’s what the gospel does to you. The good news of God’s love and grace inevitably lifts your spirit, just like exposure to that big yellow UFO in the sky alters your pigmentation. I’m not talking about mere happiness, which...